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MORE FUN IN THE SUN
It’s Tuesday…time to pull out your Sketch books, Doodle pads, and get to work!
Last Tuesday we worked on The Spirograph Sun Free Motion Quilt Tutorial. Today, we will look at how to vary that motif to create some very interesting effects.
VARIATIONS OF THE SPIROGRAPH SUN
Begin with the basic sun–(draw a 3-1/2inch by 2-1/2 inch rectangle–or ANY size that fits YOUR quilt…)
Stitch the “rainbow” center and add the triangle spikes.
You could just stop here–The basic sun is very simple and lovely…
Or…as you stitch counter-clockwise, add a squiggly triangle…
Now add a little Upward Curl for the second layer…
This time, let’s make two changes: Add a scallop to the “rainbow” center…
Forget it! I can’t even come up with a name for this! What would YOU name this?
I hope this tutorial gives you some new ideas for your next quilt as well as a little insight into how easy it is to modify a quilt motif to suit YOUR quilt!
I’m off…I still have ten more variations I want to try…
Lost in LaLaLand,
NOTE-This tutorial was stitched on a Bernina 820 without a stitch regulator using a Schmetz Topstitch 90 Needle using Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread in the bobbin and Sulky Rayon 40 wt on top using Warm and Natural Cotton Batting…
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